Giannis Antetokounmpo: Wiki, Age, Bio, Net worth, Relationship, Net worth, Family



Charles Antetokounmpo (born August 3, 1963 – died September 29, 2017) was a Nigerian Former Football Player from Lagos. He is best recognized for being the dad of Giannis Antetokounmpo (a Nigerian-Greek Professional Basketball Player). Giannis is worldwide famous for representing the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA.


Charles Antetokounmpo photographed with his son Giannis Antetokounmpo and wife Veronica Antetokounmpo


Charles Antetokounmpo photographed with his son Giannis Antetokounmpo and wife Veronica Antetokounmpo

He joined Milwaukee Bucks back in 2013 and previously he used to perform for Filathlitikos from 2011 to 2013. In his successful career, this player won NBA Most Valuable Player Awards in 2019 and 2020. Antetokounmpo was also dubbed as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.


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Charles Antetokounmpo wife belongs to the Nigerian ethnic group named Igbo
About Charles Antetokounmpo
Full Real NameCharles Antetokounmpo.
Famous forBeing the father of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigerian-Greek Professional Basketball Player).
BirthdayAugust 03, 1963.
Age (as of 2017)54 years old.
Zodiac SignLeo.
Place of BirthNigeria.
ProfessionSoccer Player.
Date of DeathSeptember 29, 2017.
NationalityNigerian.
ReligionChristianity. 
Net worth$1.2 million USD (approx.).
EthnicityYoruba.
Marital StatusMarried.
WifeVeronica Antetokounmpo.
ChildrenSons: 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo.
2. Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
3. Kostas Antetokounmpo.
4. Alex Antetokounmpo.
5. Francis Antetokounmpo.
GrandsonLiam Charles Antetokounmpo.
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 6′
In Meters: 1.83 m.
In Centimetres: 183 cm.
Shoe Size12 US.
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 89 kg.
In Pounds: 196 lbs.
Hair ColorBlack.
Eye ColorDark Brown.

Charles Antetokounmpo’s Biography (Birthday & Childhood)

Charles Antetokounmpo is best known as father of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigerian-Greek Professional Basketball Player)
Charles Antetokounmpo is best known as the father of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigerian-Greek Professional Basketball Player)

Charles Antetokounmpo Wikipedia – There is no much information about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father’s early life but he was born on August 03, 1963, in Nigeria. He was born in the Nigerian ethnic group named Yoruba.

Charles Antetokounmpo who was a Nigerian Soccer Player died on September 29, 2017

He spent most of his early life in Nigeria but later he immigrated to Athens, Greece, and settled there for a while. Unfortunately, Charles Antetokounmpo passed away on September 29, 2017, at the age of 54 years old. The former player died due to a heart attack when he was in Milwaukee.

Charles Antetokounmpo Wiki & Biography

Charles Antetokounmpo’s Wife & Children

Charles Antetokounmpo wife Veronica Antetokounmpo was a high jumper
Charles Antetokounmpo’s wife, Veronica Antetokounmpo was a high jumper

Charles Antetokounmpo was married to his loving wife Veronica Antetokounmpo for many years. She also remained a former sportsperson who used to play high jump. Veronica belongs to the Nigerian ethnic group named Igbo.

Charles Antetokounmpo married his wife Veronica Antetokounmpo in Nigeria

They met in Nigeria and their wedding ceremony was held in the presence of family, close friends, and relatives. However, there are no exact dates and venues for his marriage is available on the internet.

Charles Antetokounmpo Family
Antetokounmpo’s Family

Their first-born name is Francis Antetokounmpo. In 1991, Charles and Veronica moved to Lagos, Nigeria to make their life better. Francis’ upbringing was done by his grandparents whose names are not yet disclosed on the internet.

Charles Antetokounmpo belongs to the Nigerian ethnic group named Yoruba
Charles Antetokounmpo’s sons

The family later settled in Athens, Greece where their second son named Thanasis Antetokounmpo was born on July 18, 1992. He is also a famous professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo took birth on December 6, 1994.

Charles Antetokounmpo shares five children with his spouse Veronica Antetokounmpo

On 20 November 1997, Kostas Antetokounmpo who was Charles’s fourth and youngest child was born. He is also a basketball player who represents LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Γ‰lite and the Euroleague. The couple was also the parents of Alex Antetokounmpo (their fifth son) who celebrates his birthday on August 26 and was born in 2001.

Charles Antetokounmpo has a grandson named Liam Charles Antetokounmpo

Charles’ grandson Liam Charles Antetokounmpo

Giannis and Alex were baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church on October 28, 2012. Apart from this, Charles’s grandson is Liam Charles Antetokounmpo. Gianni’s girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger gave birth to Liam Charles on February 10, 2020. She is expecting her second child as of July 2021.

Charles Antetokounmpo son Giannis Antetokounmpo shares a child Liam Charles Antetokounmpo with his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger
Giannis Antetokounmpo shares a child Liam Charles Antetokounmpo with his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger

Some Interesting Facts about Charles Antetokounmpo

  • His oldest son remained a football player in Nigeria.
  • The shirt number of Giannis is 34 and as per the source he chose this number in order to give tribute to his parents. His dad was born in 1963 and his mom’s birth year is 1964.
Charles Antetokounmpo son posted a emotional post for his dad
  • As immigrants, he and his wife Veronica was not able to make enough money to support their five kids properly.
  • They were also not able to find job opportunities in Greece back then which forced Giannis and his older brother Thanasis to start working for odd jobs at a very early age.
  • Both the brothers used to help Charles Antetokounmpo selling handbags, watches, and sunglasses on the streets of Greece.
Charles Antetokounmpo wife Veronica Antetokounmpo and their son Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigerian-Greek Professional Basketball Player)
  • Charles and his family were not able to get Greek citizenship for the first 18 years.
  • They mainly lived in Greece as they could not travel outside the country.
  • Charles, his wife, and their sons were effectively stateless and had no legal papers from Greece or Nigeria.
  • After struggling for many years, his son Giannis and Thanasis were granted Greek citizenship on May 9, 2013. In 2016, Alex and Kostas got Greek citizenship.
Charles Antetokounmpo Wiki, Bio, & Age

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